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Offline MaxD

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Re: Khaki beret issue in WW2
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:51 GMT (UK) »
In the period we are talking about, a Forage cap has a peak, also called a service dress cap.  Side hat is (one of the) familiar term for ShaunJ's cap, field service.  The khaki beret was cap, general service or cap, ridiculous.

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Re: Khaki beret issue in WW2
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:23 GMT (UK) »
That's made me chuckle, 'cap ridiculous'. My husband also told me that some soldiers boiled their berets too long, shrinking them too much, when indeed they must have looked even more ridiculous!
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Re: Khaki beret issue in WW2
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:29 GMT (UK) »
Absolutely right - goes with shaving the "hair" off the inside of battledress trousers and smearing soap along the inside of the crease to make the crease sharper when ironed and "ironing" the bobbles off the surface of "boots ammunition" to make a smooth surface ready to be bulled.  Happy days.

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